If you’ve been following "Drop Dead Diva" this season, you know that since Stacy invented the Pake by accidentally baking a cake in a pie crust, everyone has come down with Pake fever! Now that Stacy has opened her own successful Pakery and will be making Jane’s Wedding Pake, take a moment to find out what all the buzz is about and make your personal Pake at home! Stacy’s recipe is below for your enjoyment also a great option for the top layer of a wedding cake.
And don't forget Kim Kardashian returns to "Drop Dead Diva" on Sunday, August 26 at 9.8c to stir up more Pake drama!
Classic Pake Recipe
-Store bought frozen pie crust
-Store bought cake mix of your choice (we recommend Red Velvet)
-Store bought frosting of your choice (we recommend Cream Cheese)
-Eggs (as needed on cake box)
-Vegetable Oil (as needed on cake box)
-1/2 cup White or Dark chocolate chips (if desired)
-Preheat oven to 350°F.
-Leave the frozen pie crust out to thaw while you are mixing the cake batter.
-Prepare the cake batter per the instructions on the box.*Note: This will make enough filling for two Pakes.
-Gently poke a few small holes in the bottom of the pie crust, being careful not to poke through the tin.
-Pour half of the cake batter into the pie crust, until approx. 1/2” below the edge. *Note: the cake mix will raise above the edge of the pie crust during baking.
-Mix in chocolate chips if desired
-Place the Pake on a cookie sheet and place in the oven on a middle rack
-Bake for approx. 35 minutes at 350°F. After 35 minutes, turn oven down to 325°F and continue baking for another 12-15 minutes or until cake is finished. (You can test the cake by sticking a toothpick in the center and pulling it out. It should be relatively clean with very little cake crumbs stuck to it.)
-Let the pake cool completely.
-If desired, cut the top section of the cake off and place a layer of frosting (or filling of your choice) on the lower half of the cake. Replace the top section.
-Scoop the remaining frosting onto the cake and frost to the edge of the pie crust.
-Garnish with dollops of whipped cream around the edges, sprinkles, candy pieces or a cherry (as desired).
Now that you have the pake recipe, are you going to bake your own Pake? Tweet @DropDeadDiva photos of your sweet creations!